Kaboom enjoying agility training at K9 Central in Clarington

Canada’s most dynamic facility dedicated to dogs and the people that love them.

We’ve got it all! Boarding, daycare, grooming and training.

Plus, Durham’s only swimming pool for dogs.

Philosophy and Mandate

We are Canada’s most dynamic facility oriented towards dogs and the people that love them. Our tag line is “join in the fun” and we believe it! Why? Simply because we love dogs.

Big dogs. Little dogs. Puppies. Active young adults. Senior dogs. Dogs enjoying a spa day. Dogs enjoying the rough and tumble of the play yard. Dogs going for a swim. Dogs learning new things. Dogs enjoying sports. And, oh yes, our non-fuzzy co-workers are pretty great too.

In its true essence, K9 Central provides a meeting place that unites like-minded people who have a passion for dogs. Our goal is to reach out and spark this passion in as many people as possible, because it is through this passion and, yes, empathy towards our four-legged friends that we can make a true difference in this world.

It is our job to reach out and educate as many people as possible on how to care for, have fun with and love their canine companions. We do this by showing and doing; by taking pride in our facility and the programs it offers; by using only positive reinforcement in our interactions with dogs, and; by maintaining a clean, safe and well-ordered facility.

K9 Central is in the dog business, yes. But we are also in the people business. To make a difference we must show and do, but we must also communicate our passion. This is why we have developed programs for grooming, boarding, daycare and training. This is why we have a pool at the back and a great sports field. This is why we have the best training hall and gymnasium. Because every dog deserves a chance. And every dog deserves a great home. By telling more people about how to care for and love their dogs, the less likely that dog ends up in a shelter and abandoned.

So. Let’s have fun.  But remember to help spread the message. By showing and doing. By communicating and educating.

We invite you and as many people as possible to join in the fun at K9 Central.

Boarding

We pride ourselves in offering a safe, happy, stress-free environment that your best friend can enjoy while you are away.

Does your dog have lots of energy and happiest when out in the yard playing non-stop? Or is your dog happy to snuggle up on a comfortable cot and enjoy the day in relative peace?
At K9 Central we know that not all dogs are the same. That’s why we offer three very different overnight accommodation programs designed to cater to every dog’s needs.

Click here to find out more about our boarding programs.

Daycare

Why stay at home when you can play all day? Our doggie daycare is so much fun. Outside yards have canine grass so dogs go home clean and happy. If weather is inclement, we go inside to our 6,000 sq. ft. heated or air conditioned event hall and play there!

What could be better than doggie daycare?! Click here to find out more about the  doggie daycare program.

Grooming

Our grooming salon offers complete dog grooming services that are sure to take care of all your dog’s grooming needs from nail trims to full service bath and groom.

Training

Do you have an unruly puppy who could use some basic skills? K9 Central’s dog trainers are some of Canada’s best.

We teach you the latest positive dog training techniques that work. Small classes of 8 people with two instructors mean lots of one-on-one instruction.

Do you have an active dog?  If so, you may want to sign-up for some fun dog sports! Check out our agilityflyball, competitive obedience and rally-O and other training classes.

Canine Massage

K9 Central is now offering k9 bodywork by Shari Seymour of Shari’s Quest.  Shari will be at K9 Central every friday from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.

Call k9 Central to book an appointment. 905-623-3940 email info@k9central.ca

  • $40.00 Half Hour Session:
  • First two sessions are at introductory prices of $30.00 a half hour

Click here to find out more.

Canine Chiropractic

Support the body’s natural ability to heal itself. K9 Central offers canine chiropractic services through Dr. Helen Tandy

Dr. Helen Tandy completed her veterinary training at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, graduating in 1990 & completing an internship in large animal medicine & surgery in 1993. She also undertook additional post-graduate training in veterinary neurology at OVC & the Animal Health Trust in England.

Helen has worked for many years in small animal emergency and critical care medicine, both in Canada & the U.K. She has also worked in equine practice, & was one of the resident veterinarians at Windfield Farms where she worked with some of Canada’s top racing Thoroughbred horses. Helen has been certified in Veterinary Acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society since 1996, & has worked as a teaching assistant at IVAS courses in Canada and England.

Dogs in need of chiropractic adjustment are often not lame but may seem stiff when first getting up, or may be reluctant to use the stairs or jump up onto furniture or into the car. They might be carrying their heads or tails in a different way, or moving with an unusual gait. Dogs involved in sporting activities may be performing below their usual levels, or may be refusing jumps or other obstacles that previously had been cleared without a problem.

Dr. Tandy is available for veterinary chiropractic treatments at K9 Central by appointment. Please call K9 Central’s front desk at 905-623-3940 or email info@k9central.ca

Click here to find out more.

Employment

Groomer

We are actively looking for an experienced groomer that can work evenings and weekends.

Click here to find more opportunities.

Even More!

Situated on a quiet country road on 7.5 acres in the small town of Bowmanville, Ontario  (Municipality of Clarington, Durham Region)

K9 Central boasts Durham’s only swimming pool for dogs. Yes. A 40 X 20 ft. swimming pool for dogs (!) with a regulation-sized dock for dock jumping.

Looking for that hard-to-find specialty dog training tool or sports dog item? Come in and check out our line of specialty retail products.

We rent out our 6,000 sq. ft. gymnasium and event hall and the fenced-in agility and sports field. Click here for our great rental rates.

Come and tour the facility in person.

Let us know you are coming and we will prepare an introductory package suited to your needs.

 905-623-3940

info@k9central.ca

We’d love to meet you and your Ultimate K9!

 

  • View of K9 Central from Holt Road in Bowmanville
  • The front entrance
  • Reception and Retail
    Welcome to our reception desk and retail area. Our retail store specializes in training aids, grooming and spa products, specialty items such as Crash Test tug toys and Jawz performance discs for the sports dog and food for energetic/active super dogs.
  • Training and event hall
  • Training and event hall
  • Training and event hall
  • Doggie daycare and play all day yard
  • Doggie daycare and play all day yard
  • Agility and dog sport field
  • Agility and dog sport field
  • Doggie swimming pool
  • Doggie swimming pool
  • Doggie swimming pool
  • Doggie swimming pool
  • Dog boarding in the Suites program and main house
  • Dog boarding in the Suites program
  • Dog boarding in the Suites program
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